Friday, August 5, 2011

A little alone time

I’m back at Four Winds Camp – arrived on Shaw Island around 10:30 last night, then took the 7:15 ferry over to Orcas and spent my morning getting settled in and then helping out with the pottery class (hence the photo of the pottery bench, which despite the sunshine was a little chilly this morning). Lunch (quiche and Caesar salad) is over now, so it’s time for rest hour – I feel certain Rumi would approve, as today’s poem in A Year with Rumi reads:

Value
Which is worth more, a crowd of thousands,
Or your own genuine solitude?
Freedom, or power over an entire nation?
A little while alone in your room
Will prove more valuable than anything else
That could ever be given you.

2 comments:

Maureen said...

Sounds like a wonderful respite. Have a wonderful weekend.

karen gerstenberger said...

Enjoy yourself in that beautiful place! The pottery table beckons, full of possibilities...